Professor Gigi Foster Explains Inflation and Cost of Living

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Professor Gigi Foster Explains Inflation and Cost of Living

1hr 1min

Gigi Foster is a Professor and Director of Education at The School of Economics at UNSW Business School. She holds qualifications in ethics, politics and economics, and joined Discernable for a second time to explain inflation and cost of living.

As the world suffers escalating prices on nearly all goods and services, are we experiencing inflation? Or is this simply market prices reflecting fluctuating supply/demand curves?

Is this a temporary phenomenon caused by supply chain disruption? Or is all the money printing by central banks devaluing our currencies?

This hour is an opportunity to learn what inflation is, how to identify it, what causes it, and what to do about it.



Jacob Mchangama: What is the point of Free Speech?

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Jacob Mchangama: What is the point of Free Speech?

1hr 4min

Jacob Mchangama is the founder of Justitia, Denmark’s first judicial think tank with a focus on human rights, freedom rights, and the rule of law. A practising attorney for many years, Jacob has become one of the world’s most sought-after and awarded experts on free speech driven by his extensive writing and media work.

His most recent book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media chronicles the history of that ‘bedrock of democracy’ and has been praised as ‘the best defence of free speech ever made’.

He joined Discernable to explain whether free speech is a luxury or a foundational principle, and who suffers and benefits from free speech. We also looked at research on the Australian perspective of free speech.



Behzad Nikzad: Data Scientist on Bad Modeling and the Religion of Science

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Behzad Nikzad: Data Scientist on Bad Modeling and the Religion of Science

1hr 13min

Behzad Nikzad is a data scientist with a keen interest in mathematics and data modeling. He lives in Quebec, Canada and has experienced the same historic lockdowns as in Melbourne Australia, but under the Trudeau government. He has noticed the models relied upon for lockdowns becoming ever more ridiculous and unjustifiable and sees a sad demise of the scientific method as a technocratic priesthood emerges.

He has written a book on this phenomenon where large swathes of the population are dazzled and/or suppressed by a ruling elite who claim insurmountable knowledge for the layperson. Just like priests before the printing press being the only ones allowed and capable of reading and interpreting holy texts.

In this conversation he walked me through a retrospective data analysis where I was forced to guess which cities and countries had the strongest restrictions based on their results. We also uncovered absolute irrationality on display by SAGE.

We ran out of time to discuss the parallels to his family’s experience under the Taliban in Afghanistan, so Behzad provided this written account:

My mom was a teacher in Afghanistan. When the Taliban took over our city in 1995 (the first time) they closed schools for all girls. She could no longer work. She was no longer allowed out of the house without a chaperon. Every woman was required to cover their face.

The Taliban justified this by saying that, through mandates such as face coverings, they would build a better society. Anyone who questioned their logic was told that they were being immoral. My mom experienced the citizen-policing that happened then with people telling each other to cover up their faces. If she felt hot under the face covering and pulled it up for a minute, someone would show up to warn her that it was important for her to wear her face covering.

My mom had to relive that trauma as she became policed by her peers for not wearing her face mask. She told me that she once decided to go a very short distance in an indoor space without a mask and that someone yelled at her for it. She said the experience felt eerily similar to her experiences in Afghanistan during the (first) Taliban era.



Assoc Professor Dr Gilbert Berdine: 'It's no longer science, it's a religious cult.'

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Assoc. Professor Dr Gilbert Berdine: 'It's no longer science, it's a religious cult.'

41min

Dr Gilbert Berdine is an associate professor at Texas Tech University with degrees in chemistry and life sciences from M.I.T. and medicine from Harvard University.

Dr Berdine is a lecturer and attending physician, having treated many patients with Covid-19, as well as a published academic in peer-reviewed journals.

One of the earliest voices to predict the failure of lockdowns, Dr Berdine turns his attention to Australia in this interview to discuss the illusion of lockdown success, the ethics of vaccine mandates, and whether the claim ‘safe and effective’ is valid.



All Grown Up - Discernable finds a new home!

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All Grown Up - Discernable finds a new home!

30min

This was the announcement made on social media after much censorship, that we would be moving to our new home right here…https://discernable.io!

SOCIALS will serve as a bulletin board only to notify you of our new guest interviews and news shows.



Escaping Melbourne for Sydney

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Escaping Melbourne for Sydney

14min

We escaped Melbourne for Sydney! This is what we discovered:

1. Darling Harbour changes and being yelled at
2. Anxiety and PTSD in the supermarket
3. Masks? Community policing each other
4. Don’t check in
5. Tourist vs Resident
6. Best cheap eats in Sydney
7. Political culture Sydney vs Melbourne
8. What they don’t tell you about Sydney vs Melbourne weather
9. Visiting ‘Our’ ABC Headquarters
10. What Victorians talk about in cafes
11. Discernable staying in Melbourne or moving to Sydney?
12. Gold Coast legal win against mandates


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Canada: It's For Your Own Good

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Canada: It's For Your Own Good

16min

Last night we reported on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ‘keeping Canada safe’ by freezing the bank accounts of people who are protesting in ways he does not approve of (watch at https://discernable.io/trudeau-keeps-canada-safe).

Tonight we take a dive into who the warring parties are – what are the truckers’ demands? What is their motivation? And who exactly is Trudeau and the many leaders like him? Why do they press their populations so hard with progressive kindness?

Herein is a lesson for us all. When voting, beware those who come claiming ‘salvation’. It’s only ever on their terms. Do not fear devils, fear men masquerading as angels:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” C.S. Lewis


Part 1: Trudeau Keeps Canada Safe
https://discernable.io/trudeau-keeps-canada-safe

The truckers’ demands listed on Jordan Peterson’s channel:
https://youtu.be/P8tzXazvyHQ


Trudeau Keeps Canada Safe

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Trudeau Keeps Canada Safe

20min

In what seems like hyperbole from a dystopian nightmare novel, Canada has declared it will freeze bank accounts (without court orders) and cancel the insurance of protestors who do not protest according to what the government deems a ‘legal’ protest.

The widening of Canada’s terrorism financial laws to control crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies in Canada will be PERMANENT and will not end at the conclusion of the Emergencies Act.

In a stunning display of double speak, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reassures Canadians that he will always support Canadian’s right to protest, to express their frustration and ‘anger’ even against the government, and that he will always defend their freedom of speech.


Part 2: Canada It’s For Your Own Good
https://discernable.io/canada-its-for-your-own-good


Microsoft: How to Woke

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Microsoft: How to Woke

4min

Have you seen the new ‘intersectional’ introductions being embraced by Microsoft presenters? In November 2021 at Microsoft’s ‘Ignite’ conference, speakers began their presentations with a description of their race, gender, pronouns and physical appearance.

At first glance it appears to be an accessibility measure to assist the visually impaired but it turns out that is not why intersectionality is being encouraged at Microsoft.

Nic Fillingham from Microsoft (who appears in the video) directed the Washington Free Beacon Newspaper’s inquiries to an explanatory video claiming that stating your race and visual appearance before speaking will ‘help fight racism, sexism and classism’.

Lengthy land acknowledgements were included at Ignite, having come into vogue in previous decades at institutions. Stating gender pronouns have also gained popularity in recent years at institutions and are now taking off in the corporate world.


The entire Microsoft Ignite recording:
https://youtu.be/PraEcNDGSqY


The People's Project: God Mode, Racists, Bills and Joe Rogan

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God Mode, Racists, Bills and Joe Rogan

1hr 12min

In this episode of The People’s Project:

SCOMO ACTIVATES GOD MODE
The Australian Government exercises its ‘God-like powers’ to kick Djokovic out of the country and ban him for 3 years, even after admitting that he did not break any rules.

CANADA LOSES IT
The Prime Minister of Canada says that ‘anyone who disagrees with vaccination’ are usually ‘racists’, ‘misogynists’, and questions whether society should ‘tolerate’ them any longer.

WHO’S GOING TO PAY THE BILL?
The Liberal Party are not the ‘good stewards of the economy’ that they claim to be. In the end, the people will pay the bill…through INFLATION.

NEW MEDIA HAS ALREADY WON
Joe Rogan has proved by a factor of 5-10x that the ‘mainstream media’ is not so mainstream after all. There are many, many more eyeballs watching New Media than anything on television.